As well as the £10,000 first prize and trophy, the winner of the 12-man tournament gets a spot to compete amongst the pros at the world qualifiers in Ponds Forge, Sheffield between 5-12 April 2017.
Scotland's Hendry kicks off his tournament campaign this Thursday against the winner of 1986 world champion Joe Johnson and former Crucible quarterfinalist Patrick Wallace.
Also competing this week is 1985 world champion fan-favourite Dennis Taylor who faces a tough opener against the winner of Patsy Fagan and Peter Lines, with the latter expecting to be favourite to lift the title this week as he recently competed on the main professional snooker tour.
Also in action is 1991 world champion and pundit John Parrott who plays either Willie Thorne or Aiden Owens in his quarterfinal match, and Canadian legend Cliff Thorburn who faces the winner of another all-English clash between Tony Knowles and Jonathon Bagley.
The newly revamped World Seniors Snooker Championship, which is open to amateurs only for the first time, was the brainchild of Snooker Legends creator Jason Francis.
Those looking for free bet offers on freebets.uk would be wise to keep an eye on Peter Lines, who has the experience to go the whole way in this tournament.
World Seniors Snooker Championship 2017 - Draw
Stephen Hendry  v Johnson / Wallace
Dennis Taylor  v Fagan / P Lines
John Parrott  v Thorne / Owens
Cliff Thorburn  v Knowles / Bagley
Joe Johnson  v Patrick Wallace
Patsy Fagan  v Peter Lines
Willie Thorne  v Aiden Owens
Tony Knowles  v Jonathan Bagley